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Written by Julia Mulcair on December 11, 2023

Reusable Christmas Bon Bons

Christmas is my favourite time of year! I love the gifting, the decorating, the cheer…. just everything. I came across this idea a couple of years ago and it’s one that I absolutely love. Reusable Bonbons. One of the things that I do not like about Christmas is waste. All the wrapping, bon bons and cards can seem wasteful when they’re tossed away after one use. So, I am on a quest to come up with alternatives to these throw away options. Starting with these reusable bon bons.

Machine Requirements

  1. All PFAFF machines


  1. Piece of printed cotton 50 x 35cm 
  2. Piece of backing fabric 50 x 35cm 
  3. 70cm grosgrain ribbon (I used a 20mm) 
  4. 70cm braid (any decorative trim would work here) 
  5. 1.2 metres satin ribbon for ties 
  6. Bonbon canister (you can buy them here

Sewing Instructions

This list of supplies makes one bon bon, times by the number of bon bons you desire to make. 

  1. Cut your fabrics to the required size 35 x 50cm. 
  2. Pin grosgrain ribbon along both shorter ends, 3cm from edge 
  3. Stitch along both edges
  1. Pin the braid 1cm from the edge of the ribbon and stitch through the centre with a straight stitch. 
  2. Pin front and back right sides together and stitch around the edge with a 1cm seam allowance leaving a 10cm opening to turn. 
  3. Iron flat before turning, then turn through and press again. 
  1. Top stitch around the edge 3-5mm from the edge. This will also close the opening. 
  2. Fill your canister with whatever goodies you like and roll inside fabric, tying both ends with satin ribbon. 

This will be my third year using these bon bons and I absolutely love that! 

I have chosen Liberty prints in pastel colours for mine, but you can personalise them to your own style using fabrics and trims of your choice. 

Until next time, happy sewing 

Julia xx 

Click here to download instruction

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Article written by Julia Mulcair
Julia Mulcair is the owner of Pitt Trading, an Australian online fabric store and the lingerie society, a monthly subscription service for lingerie sewers. She grew up around fabric, and has been sewing for 30 years. Julia focuses on garment sewing, with a particular love of lingerie making. She shares her makes on Instagram and YouTube and is always working on the next lingerie design!

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